ADS Experts Page

Connie Eble cceble at EMAIL.UNC.EDU
Fri Apr 9 14:27:51 UTC 2004

Grant Barrett wrote:

> Hey all,
> I am working on the next iteration of the American Dialect Society web
> site. As part of that, I am compiling an "experts page." I currently
> have some names, but I would ask that anyone interested in being on
> this list please (re)submit their information. All ADS members, as long
> as they have a particular bit of expertise to offer, are welcome.
> The experts page will be public and is intended to give media a list of
> specialists to call.
> Given the amount of mail I currently receive as the catch-all address
> for the ADS web site, I do not anticipate that you would receive more
> than a few messages or calls a month as a result of being on this page.
> The page will include warnings and caveats intended to divert idle
> queries from John Q. Internet and high school students who want you to
> do their homework; however, you should make sure I only have
> information you would want anyone to have. Also, I will do my best to
> encode email addresses so that they are less easy to pick up with spam
> spiders.
> To participate in the experts page, please send the following:
> 1. Your Name

> 2. Your Professional or Academic Affiliation and Title

Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Editor of American Speech
> 3. Relevant Books You Have Authored, Co-Authored, Edited, etc. (keep
> this short, please)

Slang and Sociability, 1996, UNC Press

> 4. Select Articles, Monographs, or Papers You Have Written (short,
> please)

"The Englishes of Southern Louisiana" In Stephen J. Nagle and Sara L.
Sanders, Englishes in the Southern United States, 2003, Cambridge U Press.
> 5. Any Other Public Faces You Wear (regular media gigs, for example)
> 6. A Short Summary of Your Educational or Professional Background
> (short, please)

PhD in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
   faculty member in the Department of English at UNC-CH since 1971
> 7. Subjects, Topics, and Themes About Which You Can Answer Questions
> (be specific, please, and remember you're writing for laypersons; I
> would recommend that our word researchers include here brief
> descriptions of any work they feel is badly propagated)
American College slang; language in Louisiana

> 8. The Best Way To Reach You, and When

email: cceble at

MWF, 11 - noon, 919-962-0469

> Thanks,
> Grant
> --
> Grant Barrett
> gbarrett at
> American Dialect Society webmaster

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